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Coronavirus – South Africa: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), donates thousands of masks to underprivileged schools and old age homes

CSIR’s objective is to provide a safe learning environment for school children and also alleviate risk in living spaces where older citizens reside, in order to curb spread of COVID-19

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation, donated over 3 000 masks to schools, orphanages and old age homes in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, on 21 and 22 July 2020. The donations form part of the annual Nelson Mandela International…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Social Development and the Nelson Mandela Foundation partner to improve conditions of Unregistered Early Childhood Development Centres

Campaign in full swing under the theme “Let Us All Protect Children, During Covid-19 and Beyond”

With this year’s Child Protection Week campaign in full swing under the theme “Let Us All Protect Children, During Covid-19 and Beyond,” the Department of Social Development has partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to improve the standard of Early Childhood Development (ECD) across the country. The partnership will culminate…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Additional Services in Level 3 Lockdown

This is in addition to the services rendered in level 4

As the country enters alert Level 3 today, the Department of Home Affairs continues to balance the need to offer access to enabling documents while ensuring that our employees and people visiting our offices interact in a safe environment. During alert Level 3, the Department of Home Affairs will provide…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Council of Education Ministers (CEM) considers progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, said that this week would be dedicated to mopping up and finalizing all outstanding matters before learners return to school

The Council of Education Ministers met this morning to consider progress on the reopening of schools. CEM did receive a report on the progress made thus far. Last week CEM decided that SMT and teachers would return to school as from today (25 May) to finalise preparation ahead of the…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Civic Services rendered at Front Offices during Level 4 of the National State of Disaster

Restrictions on services rendered are there to support the containment and management of the Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19)

The Department of Home Affairs wishes to outline civic services that are rendered at front offices in alert level 4 of the national state of disaster which had commenced on 1 May 2020. The limited services were published in Government Notice No. R. 518 of 9 May 2020 together with…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Statement by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga giving an update on preparations for the re-opening of schools

The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) met yesterday to consider the latest reports on the state of readiness for the reopening of schools

By Angie Motshekga Let start by acknowledging Deputy Minister Mhaule and DG Mweli, members of the media, good afternoon. The Coronavirus has brought a lot of trauma and anxiety to all of us as a nation and the rest of the world. It has turned our lives upside down and…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) publishes Mandatory Code of Practice to fight COVID-19

All mining operations are required to prepare and implement a Code of Practice on the COVID-19 pandemic that complies with any relevant guidelines and instructions issued by government

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice (COP) for the mitigation and management of COVID-19 in the mining industry. The guidelines are issued in terms of section 49(6) of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, after consultation with the…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Motshekga to convene a Special Council of Education Ministers to consider progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools

The purpose of the meeting will be to consider the work done by provinces this week including taking deliveries of the COVID-19 Essentials required as preconditions for the reopening of schools

The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will convene a special meeting of the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) to consider progress made towards the reopening of schools. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider the work done by provinces this week including taking deliveries of the…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Ministry of Communications & Digital Technologies congratulates South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) on improved Market Share

The Ministry appreciates the crucial role that the public broadcaster is playing in keeping the public informed during this period of the novel Coronavirus pandemic

The Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies congratulates the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) on attaining substantially increased viewership and greater market share.  The latest Broadcast Research Council (BRC) data show improved figures for the SABC News Channel which now leads the 24-hour news market in the country. The data…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Address by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the Media Briefing on COVID-19 Transport Level 4 Directions

Our mandate as a sector is that of a catalyst, which enables mobility in the economy and social setting

By Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport We have always been mindful that Transport is not only an enabler of economic activity and access to social amenities, but also a potent instrument, capable of spreading the COVID-19 virus far and wide.  After all, it was the aviation sector that enabled the…